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Topic - Sil-Mini Peak 2013 - Tarptent vs Alternatives

FarmboyUK - on 11 Mar 2014
Hi fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

As I am lucky enough to currently live less than 20 miles from Dartmoor NP I am spending more and more time on the moors and have really taken to wild camping.

At the moment I am using an old Coleman 1.5 or 2 man tent that weighs 2.5kg. I am now looking for something a bit (or a lot) lighter but still fully appropriate for the wind/rain and bogs! I am aiming for 1 - 1.5kg all in.

Whilst there are many options that meet my criteria the options list gets somewhat shortened once I set my budget at 150-200.

It appears to me that by far the best way to spend my money would be on a Sil-Mini Peak 2013 from BackPackingLight -

I was hoping someone or a few people on here have experience with this tent or similar 'tarp-tents' in the UK. I am very much open to suggestions of alternatives.

One thing I do love is the space to weight ratio and the knowledge that I can bring a mate along quite easily if I wanted to. It seems from the few reviews I've found that this style of tent holds up to weather quite well but would love more input before spending the money!
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